Maestro: Music from the Void
Disappointing. Nowhere Near The Usual!
This game was far below the best from ERS, and is much poorer compared to recent masterpieces. The game failed to grip me once, and I quit before I finished the demo, which I haven?t done for months.
To begin with, the storyline is strange, and the intro voice-over is severely overdone and unnecessary. The storyline wasn?t gripping and was a bore, with the main story being: Two students are abducted after a sinister tune is played on a violin, and it has something to do with the Prince of Void, hence the game?s title. The game involves evil spirits, which I usually like, but for some strange reason, the game didn?t execute it well.
The graphics were good standard for a 2012 game, which is when this was released, so I can?t really fault ERS on that. Everything was clear, the artwork was relatively well done, but I don?t understand why all their games must be set in the 1920s/30s?
The HOS were the wrong kind for me, with every single one I encountered being silhouette, which was really disappointing. My favourite junkpile scenes were nowhere to be seen, but that being said, I did enjoy the HOS and they provided a great challenge for me, with ERS also fitting a puzzle in to each scene.
On the subject of puzzles, the instructions were very clear and the puzzles simple; I only had to skip a couple.
- Fast charging hint and skip made sure I never got stuck, which usually happened.
- Diary to keep track of events.
- No map.
This game really disappointed me from the get go, and coupled with the lack of features, is not really a game worth playing. I was severely disappointed in this game and can?t recommend playing it.
May 28, 2013
Turn out the lights the concerts over.
This has been one of the most painful games I've ever played.
A long way to go for little enjoyment.
March 14, 2013